COVID-19 Media Coverage

San Antonio Express-News: Scarcity of COVID-19 vaccine and fair distribution worry San Antonio hospital administrators

January 22, 2021

A brief reference to UT Health San Antonio was made in this San Antonio Express-News story about the scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines, indicating that an allotment of ours went to the city for its Alamodome appointments. Read the story.


KSAT 12: Doctors address false claim that COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility, sterilization

January 21, 2021

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, is referenced in this KSAT 12 story, mentioning her participation in a KSAT virtual Town Hall in December when she said that several vaccine trial participants got pregnant during the trials without issue, and COVID doesn’t not appear to be affecting pregnancies in general. Read the story.


San Antonio Report: Long-term care facility residents begin receiving second doses of COVID-19 vaccination

January 21, 2021

Dr. Joseph Cantey, Pediatrics, is referenced in this San Antonio Report story on long-term care residents being vaccinated, saying that the vaccines create a protective immunity against symptomatic disease, but we don’t know yet to what degree that is going to interrupt asymptomatic transmission. Read the story.


MSN.com: Startling UK study reveals potential long-term coronavirus complications

January 20, 2021

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, following his comments to KENS 5 TV about a startling UK study that reveals potential long-term coronavirus complications, had this story propagated by MSN. Read here.


KENS 5: Startling UK study reveals potential long-term coronavirus complications

January 20, 2021

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, commenting to a KENS 5 TV audience about a startling UK study that reveals potential long-term coronavirus complications, said that a fair number of people experiencing a prolonged ICU stay or hospitalization will be suffering from consequences long after the initial battle against the infection. Watch the story.


San Antonio Express-News: Your turn: Jan. 18

January 19, 2021

The COVID vaccine staff of UT Health San Antonio received high compliments and grateful appreciation from a reader of the San Antonio Express-News. Paula D. Bondurant, in her letter to the editors, described the vaccine process as efficient, organized, calm and pleasant. Read here.